Using May and Might – Basic English Grammar Lesson



if friends Nana and I'm back with a new lesson in today's lesson I'm gonna teach you how to use two auxiliary verbs make and might friends first let's understand that auxiliary verbs you know they denote different things when they are placed in different sentences okay so how few examples here for you today and I'm going to show you how to use me and might correctly well we use me when you want to you know ask permission when you want to seek permissions now this is for formal permissions okay so well you turn a boss man leave now so when you ask permission when you want to take a permission you save me now none of people get confused and they feed we can even say can can I leave well of course you can leave because can is a capability it is not permission so when you want to take a formal permission please use me okay in my next example may borrow your pen so when you ask something it's something formal and you want to be polite you say may I borrow your pen in the in my third example may I ask you a question so you are taking permission that you want to ask a question so you say may I please remember for formal permissions we use may and not can now for example if you are getting late to class and you know you want to take permission please don't ask your teacher can I come in say ma'am may I come in now let's take a look and see how may is used when you want to speak about something that is possible so four possibilities you use me now something that you're not sure of it you know there are chances of it happening but you're not sure you use me for example he may come to stay with us okay please remember after me the verb is always in the present form I cannot say he make him okay so he may come to stay with us you're not sure there are chances it's probable that he may come and stay with us in my next example I may not have the time to meet you so here it's in the negative so when you use when you want to say something the negative you say may not so I may not have the time to meet you so well again it's a possibility that you know I may run out of time and I won't be able to meet you so I may not have the time to meet you in my third example it may rain today well so your mother tells you take umbrella you know I mean it's it's kind of dark clouds the the atmosphere looks the weather seems that it's gonna rain so you say take your umbrella it may rain today so there are chances of your training today okay so now let's take a look at how might is used we use might when there is a small possibility or a bleed chance of something happening it's less possible so we use might for example it might rain this afternoon but you know when you use might that means the chances are very less okay in my next example she might be anthem ivory now well again you're not sure but there are very less chances that she you know might be there at the library in my third example I might not go to the market so the probability of you going is higher but yes there are less chances or there's a small chance that you just might not go to the market now again this is a negative sentence so you use might not your friends are please remember you know may and might are often interchangeable I mean you can even say it made in this afternoon but well if we exactly want to say that chances are very less then it's always better to use might so now I'm gonna tell you how you use might in the past tense so now let's take a look at how might is used when you want to talk about a past possibility for example he might have returned late last night now again this is a possibility it is something they are not sure of but because you're talking about a past possibility it is always better to use might well you can use may – but again – the past of me so when you talk about a past possibility or something that are not sure of that you know may have happened it's always better to use might now after might we cannot say he might return it is might have returned so you have might followed by half and then the verb in the past participle so returned is a third form the past participle so you have he might have returned late last night in my next example I might have forgotten my keys at the cafe now if left the cafe have gone a reached office and you know I can't find my keys but I'm not sure but yes I might have forgotten my keys at the cafe so again might have with the verb in the past participle let's forget for God forgotten so use the third form of the verb or the past participle along with might have when you talk about a past possibility in my last example she might have gone to the doctor again you're not sure probably last week she might have gone to the doctor now we use this because you are not sure but yes there is a possibility that she may have visited the doctor in the past so she might have gone to the doctor well friends this brings me to the end of this lesson I hope you find this lesson very useful I am sure on your doubts regarding me and mine is cleared after you watch this lesson please put in your comments and queries funny I'll be back soon with another lesson till then and five

37 thoughts on “Using May and Might – Basic English Grammar Lesson”

  1. I think u should speak in hindi because only those people watch your lessons who cant speak English and understand also think 🤔 about it

  2. Hi Madam, I have a doubt. Is it possible to use 'have' with third person singular number like she or he? Please reply. Thanks

  3. Hey guys, I found method that is still working to add full of resources right here ZEPISGUIDES. COM

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *